they prepare to say good-bye. >> well, thomas, it's impossible to explain. as a father of three kids myself, i can't imagine the grief they're feeling. i will say, though, that having the president in newtown last night was a very important step in our healing process. i saw not just a president last night, but a father, and someone really hurt to his core and his presence there last night i think meeting with the families of the victims of these young kids, having everyone come together last night. the room was filled with first responders, teachers, administrators, other students from that school, was an important part of the healing process. >> sir, you sat next to the president last night. you talk about what it meant to the people of newtown, certainly what it meant to the country, to watch this. but not only did it bring comfort, but does it bring a sense of resolve that something will come out of this?